Teen Talk Series

Every child and young person has the right to feel safe at all times.

Every year, however, thousands of children and young people across Australia experience abuse. It is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be subjected to some form of unwanted sexual activity before the age of 18.

Delivering this education to young people in the secondary education setting can be challenging and overwhelming for schools.

WA Child Safety Services has developed the Teen Talk series to educate and empower young people as they navigate through adolescence. The sessions are designed to assist young people to identify unsafe situations, to know how to respond and access help in a range of situations they may encounter in the ‘real’ world and ‘online’ world. Teen Talk is delivered by qualified and highly experienced trainers who understand the complexity of adolescents and the issues they face.

 

The Teen Talk series focus on three areas:

  • Let’s Talk About Healthy Relationships
  • Let’s Talk About Sexual Abuse
  • Let’s Talk About Online Safety

WA Child Safety Services’ highly experienced trainers will visit your school or community group

and deliver the Teen Talk series directly with young people.

Let’s Talk About Healthy Relationships ~ 2 hours

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Identify what a healthy and respectful relationship is.
  • Explore how ‘unwritten rules’ can impact safety in relationships.
  • Develop and understanding of the different types of relationship abuse.
  • Understands sexual offences and the law in Western Australia.
  • Explain the difference between ‘consent’ and ‘coercion’ in relation to sexual activity.
  • Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.

Let’s Talk About Sexual Abuse ~ 2 hours

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Understands sexual offences and the law in Western Australia.
  • Identify what is sexual abuse.
  • ‘Truths’ and ‘myths’ in relation to sexual abuse and sexual violence.
  • Identify and understand the grooming process and how it can inhibit disclosure of sexual abuse.
  • Explain the difference between ‘consent’ and ‘coercion’ in relation to sexual activity.
  • Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.

Let’s Talk About Online Safety ~ 2 hours

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Identify the ‘apps’ and online sites young people are using and how they can use these platforms more safely.
  • Understand how to protect personal information online.
  • Understand the implications of photo and video sharing, sexting/nudes, online gaming, online grooming, inappropriate content and cyber bullying.
  • Understand the law in Western Australia as it relates to the online world.
  • Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.